Do You Look Like Your Pet?

By Amanda C. Lee You’ve probably heard that owners look like their pets, but is it actually true? I was quite surprised to find out that there are a variety of events, and even contests held annually … [Read more...]

Chien-Shiung Wu

By Amanda C. Lee For International Women's Day last year, my social studies class was given the task of presenting about an influential woman who made strides towards achieving gender equity. My … [Read more...]

Hypatia of Alexandria

Intro: While registering for a Waterloo full solution contest, I notice the name of the grade 11 version - Hypatia. However the name looks familiar, but I don’t remember learning about her … [Read more...]

Barbara McClintock

Early Life and Studies Barabara McClintock (c) Adam Cuerden (CC0) Barabara McClintock was born on June 16, 1902 in Hartford, Connecticut, USA to Henry and Sara Handy McClintock. From a young age … [Read more...]

International Women’s Day Celebration: Dr. Jennifer Doudna

To celebrate International Women’s Day, this blog post will be centered around the work of Dr. Jennifer Doudna, who discovered the molecular tool known as clustered regularly interspaced short … [Read more...]

Growing Bacteria in Petri Dishes – Part 2

As I mentioned in the "Part One" of this blog post, I did an experiment using nutrient agar plates to grow bacteria. I had one question to answer: How do different household cleaning products affect … [Read more...]

The Many Uncontrollable Factors for Cancer

By Maia Poon According to the American Cancer Society, “Almost everyone knows someone who has had cancer.” The risk of having cancer is a serious concern for many people, especially those whose … [Read more...]

How Many Slaps Does it Take to Cook a Chicken?

By Amanda C. Lee Cooked Chicken Breast © Steve Johnson, CC BY 2.0 A few days ago, my physics teacher introduced a new concept to the class. Relating to our work, energy, and power unit, she … [Read more...]

Microwaving Grapes… to Create Plasma?

By Xavier Lam For the past two decades, scientists could not explain the phenomenon of a grape being microwaved, and creating a flashy spark of hot ionized gas (plasma). However, scientists from … [Read more...]

Hypnotizing: Should We Try It?

I had recently watched a video about hypnotizing. For all this time, I expected it to be like the "evil doings" and manipulations like in movies. Turns out, hypnotizing actually has benefits, and it's … [Read more...]